Previously known as the White Lion Public House, The Old Pound Inn is a 16th century village pub that oozes with character, and if the rumours are true, hosts its own ghost.
Situated in the quiet village of Aller, the dog friendly inn serves as a resting spot for locals and is already a favourite location for some scrumptious British pub grub.
The décor of The Old Pound Inn matches its historic character, with exposed cobblestone brickwork, exposed dark wood beams and an open Dutch fireplace. Diners with a tastecard can get comfy at The Old Pound Inn and enjoy everything on the menu at a great price when they call in advance.
Begin with one of the superb starters, such as the sumptuous garlic mushroom gratin, glazed with Stilton and paired with warm crusty bread, the rich deep fried bread brie, complete with a cranberry compote, and the classic prawn cocktail, adorned with a Marie Rose sauce.
Those without too voracious an appetite may seek something lighter than a hearty main meal, which is where the freshly prepared sandwiches shine. A mere handful of the delicious fillings include West Country ham and mustard, Mature Cheddar and pickles, and bacon, brie and cranberry.
More ravenous diners will adore the plethora of tantalising main courses though, with delightful dishes like the juicy chicken breast burger, stacked with Monterey Jack cheese, tomato and burger sauce, the succulent 8oz sirloin steak, partnered with onion rings, triple cooked chips and garden peas, and the wondrous pea, leek and Parmesan pasta bake, served with garlic bread and available with bacon.
A classic country inn through and through, diners looking for a satisfying pub lunch should look no further than The Old Pound Inn.